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Offline zephyr

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A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« on: July 07, 2006, 01:24:27 PM »
To my most WONDERFUL FORUM FAMILY...

I was catching up on the replies to Paul's thread re: LA TIMES 'Elite Controller' Article this morning, and realized that there was something I wanted to tell you, all of you.

Three weeks ago, I donated 2 BILLION white blood cells to research at the NIH. As I lay on the table, hooked up to the machine that was subtracting my white cells and re-infusing the reds back into my body, here's what I was thinking:

'I am naming a cell after each and every single person I can think of who I have come to know about from AidsMeds. Whether I have connected with them personally or not, they are now in my mind. I recall each and every story, each and every sorrow, disappointment, frustration, and fear. I remember how they have made me laugh, and cry. I want them to know that when I say I hold them in my heart and mind, I mean it. I am hooked up to this strange machine because I want to do this for all of them. It is important that I travel across the miles, do whatever it is I can to help the scientists succeed.'

This is my message for you today. Keep the Faith!

Love,

Zephyr :-*
"It is character that communicates most eloquently."

Offline Moffie65

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 01:48:51 PM »
KISSES ON ALL OF YOUR OPENINGS!!!
In Love and Awe!
« Last Edit: July 07, 2006, 01:51:38 PM by Moffie65 »
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline The Canuck

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 01:57:48 PM »
Zephyr,

This is very thoughtful of you and have no doubts about everyone here appreciate what Paul and you are doing. Science is the answer...but they can't get any if it wasn't from people like you.  :)

Quote
'I am naming a cell after each and every single person I can think of who I have come to know about from AidsMeds. Whether I have connected with them personally or not, they are now in my mind.

It means you have now a few '' weird cells '' circulating into your body...won't mention any names here.  ::)

Best Regards,

The Canuck

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 02:24:20 PM »
Thank you Zephyr! ;D
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Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline Teresa

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 03:09:28 PM »
You are a very special lady indeed!

Many thanks to you.

BIG HUGS
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Oscar

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 03:14:19 PM »
Zeph,

I LOVE YOU!

Dan

 :-*

Offline Robert

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 03:23:35 PM »
that is so sweet.

..........

jerry

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006, 03:29:02 PM »


Thanks Zeph.

WE ALL LOVE YOU FOR THAT

Offline angels4kelly

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2006, 03:34:47 PM »
Dearest Zephyr,
You have a very sweet, loving, caring and kind heart.
Thank you my friend!  :-*

Peace,
Kelly



POSITIVE SINCE-10/1990
CD4-610
CD4%-29.3
VL-UNDETECTABLE
VIREAD,VIRACEPT, EPZICOM

MOST RECENT...
10/9/2006
CD4's-714
CD4%-30%
VL-Undetectable
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SAME MEDS, VIREAD, VIRAMUNE, EPZICOM.

SHOOT FOR THE MOON! YOU MAY MISS,
BUT YOU'LL LAND IN THE STARS :)

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knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
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Offline OzPaul

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2006, 03:53:25 PM »
Dear Zephy

I couldn't have said it better. The more research I participate in, the more I feel connected to our AM family. Across the many miles we travel we do this for us, all of us affected by HIV/AIDS.

Love ya
Paul

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2006, 03:58:28 PM »
You sure do know how to make us feel special!  I was just telling my case manager how important everyone here on AIDSMEDS.com has been for me this past year.   That includes you Zephyr.  I barely know you but the one hing I do know is that you are LOVED on here by many.

Jeff

Offline water duck

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2006, 05:24:42 PM »
Dearest Zephyr,

Thank you for your message of love and faith !! But most of all for thinking about us and sharing it with us.

Siang

Offline jupiter

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2006, 06:19:16 PM »
You are an angel!!!

Thanks zephyr for all the positivity, hope, support and community you bring this family.

You go girl!!

B

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2006, 06:41:07 PM »
Hello Zeyph,

A big thumbs up,a high five, and a big hug going out to you !!



The Best-----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline anniebc

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2006, 07:14:50 PM »
Beautiful words from a beautiful lady...thank you for everything.

I have a beautiful white Alpaca joining the others next week...I think I have just found a name for him.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2006, 07:19:29 PM »
I demand that Jan names a goat after me :) Preferably a fainting one.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline anniebc

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2006, 08:01:51 PM »
 :D @ JK...those fainting goats are the cutest little things, but with the noise around here the poor wee bugger would never be on his feet... :D

When my Jenni has a kid next year I will keep you in mind.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2006, 08:10:03 PM »
Dear Zephie,

You are a kind, loving and thoughtful person.  I admire you tremendously.

Love,

Alan
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2006, 08:31:34 PM »
<< @ JK...those fainting goats are the cutest little things, but with the noise around here the poor wee bugger would never be on his feet... >>

Um.

Um.

This is me, takign the high(land) road here.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline Sdgirl

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2006, 10:05:06 PM »
Well, you know how I feel about you...............as I always say to you ...

Loving you right back!

Lisa
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves.."Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?"

Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2006, 10:12:32 PM »
What a beautiful thing to do.  Thank you!

Love n Hugs

Phil

Member since March 2004

Offline aztecan

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2006, 10:34:23 PM »
Zeph, dear, you have a heart of gold.

I am humbled by the things you are doing. Truly, without you, Paul, and people like you, we would never have any advancemenet, no hope, no future.

Thank you.

HUGS,

Mark

(Who almost forgot to mention the Zephyr Cholla is appearing very robust and growing very well.)
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline livingpositively

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2006, 10:56:11 PM »
Zeph,

I can only echo what everyone else has said before me.

You are an incredible person.

Love you back,

Shane
4/6/07   CD4 450, % 23, No VL
2/19/07 CD4 487, % 26, VL 47,500
1/4/07   CD4 357, % 27, No VL
10/3/06 CD4 500, % 26, VL 18,000
7/6/06   CD4 530, % 29, VL 83,800
4/6/06   CD4 555, % 28, VL 13,000

Offline zephyr

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2006, 11:42:30 PM »
 ;D

Can you feel me smiling? Sure do hope so!

So, so kind, all of you!

Here's a photo of me standing in the garden at the National Institutes of Health...Minh was my photographer!

Lots of Love,

Zephie



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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2006, 05:10:17 AM »
Dearest Zeph,

When you named one "Sonomabeach,"  I hope you remembered to tell it that from the Mendocino County line to the Marin County line, there is no beach called Sonoma Beach.  That geographical oddity came from parents who did not want their children to hear son-of-a-bitch.

I am ever so glad you are willing to travel all the way to Bethesda so those tests can be conducted.

ZEPHYR IS THE BEST!
Have the best day
Michael

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2006, 06:40:21 AM »
damn.......wet red eyes!
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Offline wellington

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2006, 09:27:47 AM »
"Thank you" seems so suddenly insufficient.

Offline joemutt

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2006, 11:20:32 PM »
Zephyretta,
Rarely more precious words were written,
In love and respect.

Offline cubbybear

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2006, 05:12:52 AM »
Totally beautiful.  Thank you Zeph.

xx
Matt
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Currently CD4 232 VL Undetectable

Offline richfinsm

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2006, 08:07:46 AM »
Thank you, "Zeph!"  :-*

*HUG*

Rich
Positive since 1/85.  Tested positive with full-blown AIDS 5/93.

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2006, 09:10:28 AM »
Zeph

Thoughtful words from a thoughtful woman.  (suggestion--stay out of the darn bushes!   ;))

RAB

(Who's never had a "cell" named after him before.)

Offline Beatz4me

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2006, 09:23:14 PM »
Wow...It's people like you who make this site so special..Thank you !

Offline david25luvit

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2006, 08:16:20 AM »
Hey Zephyr....


                      What a beautiful thought!  If I had a hat on...I'd take it off to you!  Big Kiss...Big Hug!!!

                              :-* :-* :-*
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I miss him terribly..........

Offline JohnOso

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2006, 06:30:38 PM »
Wow, such beautiful words and deeds from such a beautiful woman.


love you honey (and trust me, those words are NOT used very often my dear).

John
 ;D

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2006, 07:37:53 PM »
Thank you so much... you are a saint!!!

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2006, 08:00:26 PM »
love you sweety

Offline Trish

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2006, 05:07:19 PM »
 :-*

HUGS & KISSES..

You know how I feel about you...

Thanks for being YOU!!!

Much love always,

Trish :)
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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2006, 08:17:05 PM »
Zephyr

You are the best...keep fighting the good fight

Pete

Offline Rasheen

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2006, 09:00:03 PM »
Wow Zephie! You are just so damn sweet! I admire you so much!

Lots of love!

~Rasheen

Offline zephyr

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Re: A MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR EACH OF YOU....
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2006, 09:28:02 PM »
To all of you SPECIAL people...

Each and every ONE of you are like flowers to me...beautiful in all of your variety!!

With smiles,

Zephyr :-*
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